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Eared Grebe: "I'm outta here!"


Eared Grebe:
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Copyright: Binh Nguyen (Howler-Cat) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 54] (256)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L with 2X converter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-21 6:37
Viewed: 3266
Points: 2
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Eared grebe Podiceps nigricollis

Identification Tips:
Length: 9 inches Wingspan: 23 inches
Sexes similar
Small, stocky-bodied grebe with short, thin bill with lower mandible beveled upwards at the tip
Black bill with no pale tip
Feet set far back on body and trail awkwardly behind body in flight
Head triangular, with a peak towards the center of the head
White secondaries visible in flight
Adult alternate:

Black head with a golden ray of feathers radiating from behind eye
Black neck and back
Reddish flanks
Adult basic:

Slate-gray head, face, hindneck and back
White chin contrasts with dark face and dusky foreneck
Whitish flanks and belly
Similar species:
Pied-billed Grebe has thick, horn-colored bill and brown plumage. Red-necked Grebe is much larger, and has a longer bill that is yellow at the base. Horned Grebe is similar, but has a straighter bill without an uptilt at the tip and a blockier head without a peak at the center of the crown. In basic plumage Horned Grebe has a white face, while in alternate plumage it is separated by the golden eyeline and reddish neck. Birds in transition between basic and alternate plumage are best distinguished by structural features, as the plumage can be quite variable.

Source: http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/id/framlst/i0040id.html

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-04-21 10:30]

Hola Binh, muy bonita la composición, nitida buen color y luz. El efecto de dinamismo le da mas valor a la fotografia. Un saludo

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